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Local Happennings Recap I

Anil Saigal

(This article is sponsored by Masala Art)

IAFPE Honors Three Local Business Entreprenuers
IAFPE elects new executive committee with Dr. Melvyn Menezes as President while honoring three local business entrepreneurs - Malkiat Gill of Bollywood Grill, Shobha Shastry of Alankar Decors & Wedding Planners, and Neelam & Anupam Wali of Printing and Graphics Services.

TAGB Celebrates Sankranthi Sambaaralu
The Sankranthi 2010 event hosted by the Telugu Association of Greater Boston (TAGB) on January 30, 2010 was literally a festival that came alive out of the pages of memories held by those who have immigrated here. From the thoughts of Bhogi and flying kites the atmosphere buzzed with joy, chatter, delicious food and wonderful entertainment.

Mondays@Tantric - TIE Social Entrepreneurs Partner With Tantric
Nearly 30 people from diverse backgrounds, but with a common interest in supporting organizations making significant social impact, gathered at Tantric India Bistro in Boston for the first monthly meeting jointly hosted by Tantric, TiE Social Entrepreneurs Group and NetSAP Boston. The theme of the meeting was “Bringing hope to areas of Conflict.”

Origins, Content, And The Dating Of The Vedas
According to Dr. Michael Witzel, Wales Professor of Sanskrit, Harvard University, who spoke on the Vedas at Harvard University, Cambridge, "Vedic Sanskrit was imported to the region, as shown by the similarity with many other languages."

Six Outstanding High School Students Team Compete At TyE Gala
The Final pitching and judging of this year’s TyE 10K Business Plan competition will be held on April 10th 2010. Six outstanding teams (Enerlyze, IMAGEN, iCAPITALIST, SALVAVERDE, HOUSE 2 HOME, VIA INC) with business plans spanning a whole array of themes and sectors are in the competition.

Nanhi Kali Benefit Concert By The Mt. Auburn String Quartet
The Nanhi Kali Boston Chapter teamed up with the Tufts Association of South Asians (TASA) to organize a benefit concert for Project Nanhi Kali on April 2nd at the Distler Performance Hall at Tufts University.

2010 Hindu Heritage Day
Youth: Paving The Hindu Future

Over 2500 Hindu Americans assembled at the Marlborough Middle School in Massachusetts on May 22, 2010 to celebrate the 14th Hindu Heritage Day (HHD), the event having the blessings of HH Jagadguru Sri Shankaracharya Swamigal of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham and the grace of Ishwara.

Saheli Starts Support Group In Shrewsbury
The Shrewsbury group meets the first Saturday of every month from 3:00-4:45 pm at the Shrewsbury Public Library, and has organized a series of workshops and events to promote its activities and causes.

Lord Shiva - The Savior & Servant Of The Devotee
Prof R.S. Ayyar, Retd. Dean of IIT Bombay presented a talk on the four great Nayanmars (Shiva Devoteees): Thirunavukku Arasar, Thirugyanasambandhar, Manickya Vasagar and Sundarar at the Hindu Temple of New Hampshire in Nashua, NH.

NASABA Annual Convention Comes To Boston
The North American South Asian Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston are pleased to announce that the Seventh Annual NASABA Convention will be held in Boston, MA, June 24 – 27, 2010. Please visit http://www.nasabaconvention.org for updates and additional programming details.

IANH 2010 Festival Helps Raise Funds For Charity
The 2010 festival held on May 22nd at the Nashua High North Auditorium offered an opportunity for people of all ages to showcase their talents on stage and in the process helping raise much needed money for IANH public service activities.

AIF's Colorful Kites Reach For The Sky
Dozens of colorful kites flew high above Boston on Saturday, June 19, 2010, caught easily by the breeze over the harbor. The American India Foundation’s New England Young Professionals Chapter (AIF NEYP) organized an outing, 'Reach for the Sky,' to Spectacle Island to spread awareness about the work of the organization.

Meditation As Medicine
The Brahma Kumaris Learning Center for Peace hosted a unique and inspirational program where Dr. Pratap Kumar Midha, the medical director of the J. Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India explained the missing link between modern health care and spirituality.

TiECON East - Winning In The New Climate
Approximately 600 people gathered at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA, on May 28 to hear panel discussions and presentations on this year's theme, "Winning in the New Climate."

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